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  • Alijah Purdy
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    I was thinking about this last night.

    Has there ever been someone that was a real threat to win the Oscar, that ended up being snubbed? Someone that received any mixtures of GG, SAG, Critics Choice, or BAFTA nominations/wins that ended up not even being nominated for an Oscar.

    The only thing I can think of is Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road. However, she ended up winning that same year for The Reader, and at most awards she was nominated for both (one in Lead, the other in Supporting). Are there any other circumstances or situations that I’m missing?

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    Foolio
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    This year such a case was certainly Jane in the Documentary category. A few years back, Ben Affleck was an obvious one in Directing as well.

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    Saulo Correa Ferreira
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    The LEGO Movie!

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    SN
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    Ben Affleck. He is still the most unexplainable snub in recent memory, if not of the entire history of the Oscars. He just WON ALL the important directing precursors and Argo was the year’s BP winner. He would’ve easily won if he was nominated first. That’s so weird to know. I didn’t care that much for his snub, since I hate Argo (still admit he did a good job in directing), and Ang Lee was a deserving winner, but I have to admit that that was unexplainable.

    I can also remember The LEGO Movie in Animated Feature. It won almost everything except the Golden Globe. That snub was as much unexplainable as Affleck’s snub, but way more ridiculous. I love LEGO and Big Hero 6 is such a mediocre and forgettable film.

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    EmmyWinner
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    Alijah Purdy
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    I remember many people thought Kate Winslet was going to pull a Holly Hunter and be nominated in both Lead and Supporting for Revolutionary Road and The Reader, respectively.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I remember a lot of people thought Ridley Scott would win for The Martian, then he was inexplicably left off the list, presumably to make room for McKay.

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    pacinofan
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    I don’t believe Paul Giamatti would have ultimately beaten Jamie Foxx at the Oscars, but Giamatti not being nominated for “Sideways” was one of the biggest surprises during my time as an Oscar follower.

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    Riley
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    Love the examples so far.  I disagree that Ridley Scott was ever winning, but people certainly thought that.  The foreign category surely has a bunch, including this year’s Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice winner In the Fade.

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    BamaEd
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    I don’t believe Paul Giamatti would have ultimately beaten Jamie Foxx at the Oscars, but Giamatti not being nominated for “Sideways” was one of the biggest surprises during my time as an Oscar follower.

    That is an excellent one. Better than the one I was thinking of, Michael Douglas in Wonder Boys. He had some critics’ traction but didn’t get in with SAG, so that was a no.

    Hmm, trying to think of some other ones. It’d have to be more of a back in the day choice with all of the televised awards trying to predict winners instead of choose their own these days.

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    Teridax
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    I remember a lot of people thought Ridley Scott would win for The Martian, then he was inexplicably left off the list, presumably to make room for McKay.

    That was clearly to make room for Abrahamson, since he got left out at Bafta and DGA unlike McKay.

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    seberko
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    As I recall, Idris Elba was a serious threat to beat Rylance and Stallone for Beasts of No Nation before being snubbed

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    kbfr12
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    I WILL NEVER GET OVER THIS

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    Teridax
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    As I recall, Idris Elba was a serious threat to beat Rylance and Stallone for Beasts of No Nation before being snubbed

    Idris even won SAG after the Oscars snubbed him. I think he would have posed a threat (doubt he actually would have won) to Rylance and SAG/Bafta-snubbed Stallone had he been nominated.

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